Vandalism or Public Spirit

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An anonymous 'rock artist', known it seems as The Borrowdale Banksy, has created a new slate structure in the Lake District.  The Times noted that previous sculptures have been knocked down by what it terms "vandals".

Hardly a Banksy, I'd have thought given the total absence of any social comment or satirical edge.  Is the mere rearrangement of lumps of rock into a new shape really art?  Surely not otherwise my garden is a gallery and I should be applying for a Council grant.

And why "vandal"?  Perhaps "public spirited, landscape sensitive, citizen" might be more apt, given the visual intrusion the newly-arranged rock constitutes.  Leave the slate alone.  It's what cairns are for.

What would Wordsworth have thought ...

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